Ourhouse – NGV Triennial Melbourne + -
The National Gallery of Victoria Triennial (Melbourne) is a celebration of contemporary art and design practice that traverses all four levels of NGV International, as well as offering a rich array of programs.
Featuring the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, the NGV Triennial surveys the world of art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives.
15 DEC 17 – 15 APR 18
The Triennial features the Ourhouse film series, our film project with Nathaniel Mellors’s. Ourhouse chronicles the decline of a wealthy and eccentric English family as they receive an unlikely visit from ‘The Object’, who devours the contents of their library. Over the course of the series, the artist explores the power of language with characteristically dark humour.
Ourhouse episode –1: Time, 2015–16, is the fifth and final episode in the series and Mellors’s most ambitious instalment to date. It deals with contemporary issues surrounding technology and ideas relating to ‘otherness’ or difference as considered through a lens of prehistory. The events unfold in the ‘Northern Wing’ of the family’s dilapidated country manor, inhabited by tribes of Neanderthals and Homo sapiens.